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19-12-2005, 11:21 AM
This is a very good idea as my query is military but not specific to any wars.

My Grandfather was in the Royal Ulster Rifles, but suposedly served in Palastine before WW2, but on his wedding certificate he gave his address as Milton Barracks Gravesend, does anyone know if RUR were stationed there or if they ever served in Palastine? (We don't know a lot about him, until 6 mths ago we didn't even know his mothers name)

20-12-2005, 2:19 PM
This is the deployment of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Ulster Rifles

1921 Egypt
1922 Turkey Army of Occupation
1923 India: Madras
1928 Poona
1931 Sudan
1933 England: Gravesend
1936 Catterick
1938 Palestine
1938 England: Parkhurst
1939.09 France & Belgium 3 Inf Div, BEF
1940.06 UK
1944.06 NW Europe
1945 Germany
1948? Northern Ireland: Ballykinlar

If you go to www.regiments.org/regiments
they also have deployment of 1st Battalion and short history of Regiment.


21-12-2005, 9:32 AM
Thank you Keith, he must have been 2nd Battalion, those movements fit it with the bits we do know, I can try and get his service records now I can narrow it down a bit,